Paper and Petals

Sunday, November 29, 2009

TSG31 Color challenge

color challenge

Today I have a fun color challenge card for you. Monday's over at the TSG blog are challenge days it this time it's my turn to host! The challenge is a color challenge. I picked red, green, blue and neutrals. I'm trying to sort out my Christmas card so I picked colors that would get me in the mood to make one. Head over to the TSG blog to play along.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Craftier Taglines blog hop - There She Goes

Hello and welcome to the Craftier Taglines blog hop! If you are joining me from
Jodi's blog you are in the right place. If not hop on back to the There She Goes Blog to get started and to find out how you can win your very own Craftier Taglines set!

Now for my card!

craftier taglines

I fell in love with each and every sentiment in this set. I actually chuckle
out loud when I think of some of them. I wanted the sentiment to be the star so I
kept the other embellishments and stamping to a minimum. That's all I have today!
I work retail so I have an early morning today and a busy, busy weekend...wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by today. Now hop on over to Maki's blog to continue the hop!

stamps ~ Craftier Taglines There She Goes
Ink ~ Palette noir black
Paper ~ Letterbox, American Crafts
Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!
Pearls ~ Basic Grey

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Birdie Wishes blog hop - There She Goes

Hello and welcome to the Birdie Wishes blog hop! If you are joining me from Jodi's blog welcome! If not, head on over to the There She Goes blog to get started and for instructions on how you can win your very own Birdie Wishes set.

now for my card!


I used only a few of the many images included in this set. These birdies can do anything from standing on a branch to holding gifts and balloons! There are also multiple sentiments in the set and they are not all for the holidays! That means you can use this set all year long.

Thanks for stopping by! Next up on the hop is Maki.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Tags Blog Hop - There She Goes Stamps

Hello and welcome to the Holiday Tags blog hop! If you are joining me from Jodi's blog then you are in the right place, if not hop on over to the TSG blog to get things started!

Want to win a set of your own? Check out each Trendsetters blog and leave a comment. When you are done hit the TSG blog and enter your name into Mr. Linky for a chance to win this set for yourself!

Now for my card!

holiday tags

This set is packed with amazing pieces to make gorgeous holiday gift tags but I
wanted to use the images for a card. I used the tag and extra snowflake for the focal
point on this one. It's a pretty simple card except that stitching....really wish I knew how
to use my sewing machine, it would have made that a lot easier! I also used a sentiment
from last months release Penguin Love. It was the perfect size so I went with it!

Thanks for stopping by! Now head on over to Maki's blog to continue the hop!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stampbook Saturday There She Goes Clear Stamps


Here is a small peek at my Stampbook page for this week.
Check out the TSG blog for the whole page and more details!

Have a super great weekend. I'll be working and sleeping (as much as I can) cause I
stayed up way too late watching New Moon on Thursday night! I loved it and kinda
want to go see it again already.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

back at it

treemendous sc255

I am finally back in the mood to stamp! After working twice as much as I usually do and not being able to get anything done it feels good to get a little inky. I even participated in an SCS sketch challenge. I have been having a hard time with sketches lately for some reason so it was fun to be able to be successful today. I also used my previously un-inked Treemendous set from There She Goes. This just might be my favorite tree ever! It is gorgeous and such a bargain too. There are multiple sentiments and embellishments for the tree in the set as well.

And to top it off I used the absolutely beautiful new American Crafts line. I think it's the most subtle line yet and I am so in love with it. I've decided it was made just for me! :) This line will be loaded in to the Embellish-Online store soon and I'll update with a link.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

EIO Tusday

snowyjo set

snowyjo card

snowyjo treat

snowyjo ornament

snowyjo candle

Good Morning! This is one of the gift sets I've been working on for the kids teachers. I used the Imaginesce Polar Expressions collection for almost everything. :) Ok it's updates with separate photos of each piece. Enjoy!

Friday, November 6, 2009

penguins are so cute!

penguin gift tag

Quick and simple was my motto today when I made this gift bag card. I haven't
stamped or scrapped all week. No mojo, no time, just off my game! LOL I wanted
to get something new up so I picked up the last paper pack I was working with (last
years October Afternoon holiday paper) and pulled out 3 scraps. Then I went to my
cardstock scrap bin and pulled out the biggest piece of Kraft scrap I had. Not sure really
what size it even is but it's close to 3x3. I had the super adorable TSG Penguin Love set
on my desk so I stamped the cute little guy assembled everything and glued it down. I think
it's perfect to add to a Christmas gift bag and I'm going to make more just for that purpose!

catch ya later!

Monday, November 2, 2009

a card

thank you sil

Yes that's the best title I could come up with today! I haven't made anything in the last few days but I did find a card I hadn't shared yet. I don't do a lot of card making just for the heck of it. I usually have a specific purpose in mind or design team work but not just for fun. This one is a just-for-fun card. I'm not totally in love with it but I thought I'd share it anyway.

I'm in the process of dreaming up Christmas gift ideas right now. I figure if I
start now (or relatively close to now :>) I'll be done in time for the actual holiday.
Now I just need the ideas to start flowing! LOL If you have any, I'd love to hear them
and as soon as I actually make anything I'll be sharing those projects here.